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MOFGA Hires Low-Impact Forestry Specialist

June 2019

MOFGA has hired Noah Gleason-Hart as its new low-impact forestry specialist. Noah grew up in Porter, Maine. He has worked as a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service, as a forestry technician for a private consulting forestry company, and apprenticed with a commercial horselogger in Vermont. His partner, Grace Pease, runs Merrifield Farm in Cornish, a long-time host farm for MOFGA apprentices. Welcome, Noah! Learn more about MOFGA’s LIF program


Have you heard about our recent work in Washington D.C.?

June 6, 2019 – The quick update is that we're working hard to get funding for critical organic programs, including helping organic dairy farmers, but we need your support for this vital work. By watchdogging our public policy, MOFGA protects the health and longevity of all farming and food production in Maine. We are incredibly proud of the more than 530 MOFGA certified organic producers, and work to encourage the growth of new farms, maintain the resilience of existing farms, and educate consumers about why it's so important to buy local organic products. Please make a gift to support MOFGA's public policy work.


Congratulations – June 2019

June 2019

Congratulations to …

Haskell Farm, a MOFGA-certified organic dairy farm in Palermo;

Katheryn Langelier of MOFGA-certified organic Herbal Revolution Farm and Apothecary of Union;

Agricultural scholarship winners awarded by Source (Portland Press Herald) in partnership with MOFGA and in honor of the late Russell Libby.